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Mystery State #38 New Mexico

Each of the 51 printable Mystery State work sheets presents five clues to the identity of one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Students use the clues to help them identify that place.

Clue 1: This state has the lowest water-to-land ratio of all 50 states.

Clue 2: The leaves of this state flower can be used to make sandals, rope, and baskets.

Clue 3: Smokey the Bear, an orphaned bear cub, was found in this state.

Clue 4: Carlsbad Caverns, one of the largest cave systems in the world, is located in this state.

Clue 5: The roadrunner is this state's state bird.